A small group of central staff coordinate CAN’s major initiatives and manage the day-to-day operations of the College Autism Network.
Founder and Senior Advisor
Dr. Bradley E. Cox is the Founder and Senior Advisor of the College Autism Network. He is also an Associate Professor of Higher Education at Florida State University and a Senior Research Associate at FSU's Center for Postsecondary Success. His work seeks to explain and improve the systemic, institutional, and personal conditions that shape college experiences and outcomes for students on the autism spectrum.
Lee Burdette Williams
Lee has been part of the student affairs profession for nearly three decades, including serving as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Wheaton College (MA) and as Dean of Students at the University of Connecticut. Most recently she was the Director of Collegiate Partnerships for Mansfield Hall in Burlington, VT, where she provided training for colleges and universities seeking to improve their services to students on the Autism Spectrum.
Director of Research
Dr. Brett Ranon Nachman is a postdoctoral research scholar at North Carolina State University's Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, in which his research primarily focuses on capturing the experiences of community college students and their transfer intent. Brett also conducts research on the portrayals and experiences of autistic college students. Brett’s research interests stem from his own background as an autistic community college graduate.
Brittany L. Jackson
Director of Training and Technology
Brittany Jackson is the Online Learning Manager for Hiram College and a current doctoral student in Educational Leadership Studies at Ashland University. Her research is focused on postsecondary social support programs for students with ASD. She received her Master of Arts from Hiram College (Hiram, OH) and has a certificate in autism spectrum disorders from Kent State University (Kent, OH).
Plenty of wonderful people have contributed to the development of the College Autism Network. We are grateful for their involvement and thank them for their contributions here.